PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN, SCREEN or DIAGNOSTIC

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells, and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial. Collect specimen prior to or at least one week after biopsy, rectal exam, or other manipulation of prostate.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Methodology
Chemiluminescence

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Males: <=4.0 ng/mL
Females: <=0.2 ng/mL
Samples ordered as PSASN or PSADX with PSA screen results between 2-10 ng/mL will NOT reflex to Free PSA. If Free PSA is required please order FPSA.

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3 days
Test CodeScreen: PSASN Diagnostic: PSADX
CPT-4 Code (s)
84153 Diagnostic
G0103 Screen
LOINC Codes
Total PSA   2857-1  

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